work on paper

work on paper
"Color Emerges" wax/paper 30"x22"

BEHIND THE LAYERS: Color and Transparency, OCTOBER 20,21,22

“It is not enough to place colors, however beautiful, one beside the other; colors must also react on one another. Otherwise, you have cacophony”.         “When I put a green, it it not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.”                                                                                    Henri Matisse


                            Koment, tryptich on paper 30" x 68"
At the heart of working with encaustic wax, for me, is COLOR, the wonderful range of glazing possibilities. Using transparent layers of various colors to create new colors, understanding how to achieve beautiful affects with a full palette of color, whether it is soft or vibrant. Color is our most magic tool for conveying an meotional state. For me, it is at the essence of what I do as an artist. I think in color first. Whether you do or not, it is an important part of your process to learn and understand.

We will talk about mixing our colors, whether from commercial paints , dry pigments, or oil paints. Getting them to the place where they will do all that they can do. Where we can glaze, whether by brush or pouring, to create a harmonious and beautifl color experience.

We will consider what glazing can do for us, and how to achieve beautiful glaze affects.

And how to most effectively apply the paints to achieve our goals, whether by small pours or brushing.

Create a multi layered paintings in a variety of ways.. Using transparent layers, or poured layers, with a variety marks to help separate them, to help give them depth and beauty. Understanding that color is all about relationships. How colors affect each other, and what happens when they overlap each other.

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Ellen Koment taught Color Theory at the College level for many years. 

All materials are included except panels and paper, a list of optional items will be provided upon registration . fee $485..plus $50. materials fee

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